Monday, May 18, 2009
Week 5 : Access 2&3 : Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Did you watch the Eurovision Song Contest final on Sunday night? It was a great show. Congratulations Moscow! Norway's Alexander Rybak won the competition with a record number of votes. The festival was very controversial this year. The Georgian group, Stephane & 3G, was disqualified because their song was considered too political. The song "We Don't Wanna Put In" was seen as an attack on Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin.
Exercise One: Watch and listen to the winning song from Norway. Watch and listen to the song from Georgia.
Read the lyrics of both:
Fairytale - Alexander Rybak (Norway)
We Don't Wanna Put In - Stephane & 3G (Georgia)
Exercise Two: Vote in our Micro-Poll. Which country had the best song - Norway or Georgia?
Exercise Three: Leave a COMMENT at the bottom of this posting (Week 5) about the two songs. Which one did you like the most? Which one had the best music? Which one had the best lyrics? Which song has the best presentation? Should Georgia have been disqualified? Is pop music the right place place for politics?
Exercise Four: Leave a voice message at our talkgroup on VOXOPOP about the discussion.
Watch clips by other 2009 Eurovision finalists by clicking here!!!
ACCESS 1 : Paying Bills
Paying Bills can be a headache. We have been practicing conversations this week where we pay bills at the post office by cash, cheque and EFTPOS. Go to our VOXOPOP talk group and practice the model dialogues with a friend.